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Who’s the Boss? We Are (Editorial)

Citizens who spoke up about the often-delayed I-30 widening project appear to have gotten results. read more >
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I-30 Expansion Project Eyes December Finish After Delays, Complaints From BusinessesLock Icon

Work on the project in Saline County has picked up significantly since ARDOT said it was considering holding contractor Johnson Bros. in default of contract. read more >
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Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Names 2024 Inductees

The honorees will be recognized for their contributions to the agriculture, poultry, sustainability and entertainment industries in Arkansas and the region in an induction ceremony at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock on Feb. 16, 2024. read more >
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Broyles Award Ceremony to Move to Oaklawn

Leaders of the Broyles Foundation say they will move its annual Frank Broyles Award ceremony to Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs starting w read more >
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Baby Needs a New Hobby (Gwen Moritz Commentary)

The defense for a rancher who swindled Tyson Foods says he was addicted to futures trading by phone. read more >
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Hospitality Tax Collections Jump in 2022

The jump signals a continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that devastated the state’s tourist industry three years ago. read more >
These apps allow sports wagering from a mobile device, laptop or desktop computer from anywhere in Arkansas.
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Mobile Betting Taking Off in ArkansasLock Icon

Though still in its infancy, the future of mobile sports betting in Arkansas looks promising as more casinos gain approval and launch apps. read more >

Wayne Smith Marks 5 Years as Oaklawn’s General Manager

Smith is the sixth general manager in Oaklawn’s 115-year history. He has worked for Empire City Racing & Gaming in New York and Penn Gaming in Illinois. read more >
Featuring a new hotel and expanded casino, Oaklawn got off to an early start this season with December racing.

Oaklawn Expands Agreement With Sportsbook Provider for Mobile Wagers

The betting platform developed by Kambi Group PLC will launch under the brand "Oaklawn Sports." read more >
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Stone Ward Hires Misty Duffy (Movers & Shakers)

She is the firm's new director of strategy. read more >
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Chris Ho Joins Oaklawn as VP of Marketing

He comes to the casino in Hot Springs after five years with CJRW in Little Rock. read more >
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Chicken Salad Chick Leveraging Poultry Craze

The 220-store fast-casual chain, which is expanding in Arkansas, saw its sales rise 45.6% in 2021. read more >
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Saracen Launches Mobile Sports Betting

With its app and website now live, Saracen becomes the second casino in Arkansas to start accepting mobile wagers. read more >
Oaklawn's sportsbook offers a theater-like ambiance for bettors.
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Casino Apps Prepped; Sports Betting SpikesLock Icon

Wagers for the month were more than $10.6 million, beating the previous record set in October by $1 million. read more >
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Southland Launches Online Sportsbook; Saracen Awaits App Approval

Southland had been quiet about its preparations for mobile betting in Arkansas, making it something of a surprise that it was first to launch. read more >
The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville, the Arlington Hotel & Spa in Hot Springs and the Marriott in Little Rock
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A&P Taxes Indicate Rebound Strong, Not Complete

The tourism and hospitality industries rebounded strongly in 2021, but local tax collections indicate that a few cities haven’t seen visitors return to pre-pandemic levels. read more >
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Mobile Sports Bets May Be Just a Tap AwayLock Icon

The state has three glittering gambling halls and a fourth on the drawing board, but Arkansas sports bettors could soon have a mini-casino in their pockets: their cellphones. read more >
Featuring a new hotel and expanded casino, Oaklawn got off to an early start this season with December racing.
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Arkansas Racetracks Take Opposite TurnsLock Icon

Greyhounds will stop running at Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis. In contrast, Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs is running an expanded horse meet that began in December with a near-record 66 race days scheduled. read more >
Rockabilly singer Jason D. Williams appears in Saracen ads with the theme of  “Vegas, Arkansas style.”
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As Dice Roll, So Do AdsLock Icon

With three casinos operating in Arkansas, marketing heats up and ads proliferate. read more >
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Oaklawn Offers Raises to Fully Vaccinated Workers

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort of Hot Springs says it will give raises to employees who are fully vaccinated. read more >